Thunder Bay

Fort William Historical Park adjusting programs, operations, due to COVID-19

Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) is working to adjust its programming and operations as it prepares to reopen.

City of Thunder Bay summer programs also at a ‘standstill’

Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, Ont. (Fort William Historical Park)

Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) is working to adjust its programming and operations as it prepares to reopen.

The park, located in Thunder Bay, is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, FWHP communications officer Emily Carr told CBC News in a statement that the park is working with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and public health officials, on a plan for reopening.

No timeline on that was provided, nor were any details on what changes may be implemented at FWHP.

"We will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves," Carr said. "Once it is deemed safe to do so, we look forward to welcoming back staff and inviting visitors to experience the many wonderful experiences we have to offer."

City summer programs at a 'standstill'

Meanwhile, the City of Thunder Bay's summer camp and playgrounds programs have also been halted due to the pandemic.

"As of right now our summer programming remains at a standstill until restrictions are lifted by the government," city aquatics, wellness, children and youth supervisor Kim Begin told CBC News via email.

"We are hopeful that there will be some form of programming running in July and August with the understanding that it will not look the same as it once has," she said. "When we have programming in place we will be communicating the plans to the public with new registration dates and program specifics."